Mental Health America of Texas' Hope Box contains messages, contact information, pictures, and scrap book to store personalized information that promotes mental wellness and can aid persons in a mental health crisis. By providing a mobile environment, users can have immediate access to their safety resources. Features include:
· Camera to take, store, label and share pictures of persons, places and things important to the user
· Scrapbook to make, store and send text based messages
· Customizable option settings to choose the color of the Hope Box
· Address book that includes suicide prevention hotline information
· Messages tailored to individual input about their emotional state at each use.
· Password protected to ensure privacy.
Ratings and Reviews
It's a good idea. It just needs some improvements.
I like this app. I believe it's a very good idea and can be helpful to those who are willing but I think it needs some improvements. Both in it's functionality and features. It doesn't function smoothly and it lags. And instead of a "scrapbook" where you can post pictures and notes, I think it would be better as a journal where longer entrees can be made and to be able to post pictures from the phone library if pictures can't be taken and posted in that time. What I do love about this app is that, as I said, it can be helpful to those who are willing. It asks how you're doing in that moment and depending on your answer, the app will give you different words of encouragement or activities to do. It even has a section where important contact information can be saved for those who are supportive. All in all, I do love the idea of this app and I think it can be very useful. Especially to those who enjoy sorting out their thoughts and want more direction if they are feeling lost or hopeless. It's already fairly useful as it is but if more work was put into it, I can see many people being thankful of being able to use an app like this.
You have to move a key into a box to open it, which is hard to do because the software is so outdated. Then it asks you to create a password which is followed immediately by a notification saying "sorry you don't have a password." Couldn't even open the box.
I had the same issue as many others. It asks to create a password then goes to a screen saying sorry try again. This would create stress and frustration just trying to set it up. I am sure there is a solution, but not sure where to find it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.